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This page shows your 100 most controversial books, as measured by the standard deviation of members star ratings. (This is also the source of the Zeitgeist category "25 Books People Can't Agree on.") To be included, a book must have been rated at least 20 times. Work titles are given.

Standard
Deviation
RatingTitle
1.3314.07Kit: An American Girl, 1934 by Valerie Tripp
1.3243.6The Luckiest Girl by Beverly Cleary
1.3233.79Cat Raise the Dead by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
1.2323.57Cold Streets by P. N. Elrod
1.2173.17Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go (Circles of Heck) by Dale E. Basye
1.2163.69Lady Crymsyn by P. N. Elrod
1.2083.83Aliens Ate My Homework by Bruce Coville
1.2053.19Witch and Wizard by James Patterson
1.2043.3Day of the Dead by J. A. Jance
1.1863.51Something in the Water by Charlotte MacLeod
1.1793.17A Christmas Journey by Anne Perry
1.1753.57Haunted by Heather Graham
1.1623.44The Dark Sleep by P. N. Elrod
1.1572.75Southern Cross by Patricia Cornwell
1.1533.5Narcissus in Chains by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.153.15Sour Puss by Rita Mae Brown
1.1493.74Doctor Who and the Daleks by David Whitaker
1.1434.21The Witch Family by Eleanor Estes
1.1423.13The Cat Who Dropped a Bombshell by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.1393.07The Cat Who Went Bananas by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.1333.98Meet Samantha: An American Girl by Susan S. Adler
1.1333.49Nightseer by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.1323.72The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
1.1313.71Mistral's Kiss by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.1273.52Unhinged by Sarah Graves
1.1213.19Engaged to Die by Carolyn Hart
1.1213.08Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Ben H. Winters
1.1183.46A Chill in the Blood by P. N. Elrod
1.1142.98Bell, Book, and Scandal by Jill Churchill
1.1063.72The Very Bloody History of Britain (Without the Boring Bits) by John Farman
1.0993.42The Cat Who Smelled a Rat by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.0983.38Trick or Treat Murder by Leslie Meier
1.0933.99The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog by John R. Erickson
1.093The House of Seven Mabels by Jill Churchill
1.0823.67Without Due Process by J. A. Jance
1.0813.76A Stroke of Midnight by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.083.8A Kiss of Shadows by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0783.61Cat on the Edge by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
1.0763.52Something M.Y.T.H. Inc. by Robert Asprin
1.0763.87Seaward by Susan Cooper
1.0743.44Ultimate X-Men Vol. 5: Ultimate War by Mark Millar
1.0683.78Charmed & Ready by Candace Havens
1.0683.29The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer: My Life at Rose Red by Ridley Pearson
1.0673.93Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
1.0663.5The Goodbye Body by Joan Hess
1.0663.19Are You in the House Alone? by Richard Peck
1.0653.41A Christmas Grace by Anne Perry
1.0643.83Swallowing Darkness by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0623.25Flirt by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0623.36Bubbles in Trouble by Sarah Strohmeyer
1.0613.7Divine Misdemeanors by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0613.54Myth-Gotten Gains by Robert Asprin
1.0583.79Seduced by Moonlight by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0553.86A Lick of Frost by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0533.79The Monsters of Morley Manor: A Madcap Adventure by Bruce Coville
1.0513.23The Cat Who Went Up the Creek by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.053.16Death of a Darklord by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.053.35A Clue for the Puzzle Lady by Parnell Hall
1.0493.34Tall, Dark & Dead by Tate Hallaway
1.0493.57Dragonshadow by Barbara Hambly
1.0493.24The Cat Who Talked Turkey by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.0473.14Trace by Patricia Cornwell
1.0473.55The Tail of the Tip-Off by Rita Mae Brown
1.0443.76Where There's a Witch by Madelyn Alt
1.0443.68You've Got Murder by Donna Andrews
1.0433.93I Can Has Cheezburger?: A LOLcat Colleckshun by Professor Happycat
1.0433.48The Copenhagen Connection by Elizabeth Peters
1.0373.51Undead and Unwelcome by MaryJanice Davidson
1.0373.36Cravings [Anthology 4-in-1] by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0373.78Vanish with the Rose by Barbara Michaels
1.0343.65The Black Swan by Mercedes Lackey
1.0233.85Wet Grave by Barbara Hambly
1.0223.85Jane and the Prisoner of Wool House by Stephanie Barron
1.023.81Obsidian Butterfly by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.024.1Dead in Dixie by Charlaine Harris
1.023.6The Toynbee Convector by Ray Bradbury
1.023.19Douglas Adams's Starship Titanic by Terry Jones
1.0193.25Evans Above by Rhys Bowen
1.0184.01Days of the Dead by Barbara Hambly
1.0173.76Reflecting the Sky by S.J. Rozan
1.0133.43The Blood Countess by Andrei Codrescu
1.0133.39Cycle of the Werewolf by Stephen King
1.0123.53Click Here for Murder by Donna Andrews
1.0113.43The Cat Who Robbed a Bank by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.013.51Once Dead, Twice Shy by Kim Harrison
1.013.56Cross Bones by Kathy Reichs
1.013.94A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
1.0083.54The Book of Earth by Marjorie B. Kellogg
1.0083.71Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter
1.0073.66My Teacher Flunked the Planet by Bruce Coville
1.0073.68Execution Dock by Anne Perry
1.0073.78The Secret Order of the Gumm Street Girls by Elise Primavera
1.0073.71Shadowland by Peter Straub
1.0073.58Myth-Told Tales by Robert Asprin
1.0063.12The Seance by Joan Lowery Nixon
1.0053.52The Monster's Ring by Bruce Coville
1.0053.68My Teacher Is an Alien by Bruce Coville
1.0043.43The Cat Who Saw Stars by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.0033.49The Magic World by E. Nesbit
13.53A Knife to Remember by Jill Churchill
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